Text Messages Over 160 Characters

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by ckurt25, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. ckurt25 macrumors 6502a

    ckurt25

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    So today I noticed that I received a text from my GF that was over 160 characters (around 300) that showed up on my iPhone 4 as 1 text. She was texting from a BB Torch on AT&T. I replied to her and made sure the reply was over 160 and it showed up on her device as 1 message as well. I'm pretty sure when I get texts from iPhone owners (maybe only iPhone 4) with over 160 characters that it comes as 1 message but everyone else it splits them up. I haven't tested with anyone else to see if it was device or network specific. I looked at FAQs on AT&Ts site and it still sounded like it should spilt them up. Anyone know for sure what should be happening? Its not a big deal - just curious.

    Thanks!
    Chris
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

    Intell

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    Smarter phones will recombine larger messages as one when recieved. Dumber phones, like cheap LG ones, will show them as two different messages and/or send them as two different messages.
     
  3. ckurt25 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    ckurt25

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    I've gotten texts on my iPhone from people (with dumb phones) when they were over 160 and they were seperated. At least I'm 99% sure the sender didn't manually send them as two.

    I've also gotten texts from someone with an android phone on AT&T and its been the same result - 2 messages and again, 99% sure the sender didn't manually split them.
     

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